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62mph tours – Spain’s Best Roller Coasters

Not for the faint-hearted! Take a tour of Spain with a difference – Discover the best Roller Coasters on offer in Spain’s most popular holiday resorts.

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Ski Tour Guides Stopped in Their Tracks

Whilst on Holiday with my family in Tignes, France during the half term holidays last week it was somewhat of a shock to find out that British ski guiding provided by various UK tour operators has been banned by a ruling in a French Court in Albertville. The court ruled that it breaks French law [...]

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The Story of Benidorm: 3000 BC – Now!

Benidorm exemplifies the transformative power of tourism, having grown from a sleepy coastal village in the 1950s to one of Europe’s top holiday destinations by the 1970s. Here we take a potted look at the resort’s history…

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Camel riding in the Red Sea desert

Top 10 Things to do on Holiday in Egypt

We’ve listed the ten best things to see and do on your Egypt holiday, including camel rides, tour guides, pharaohs and best places to dive…

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Top 10 Holidays in 2013 - Lanzarote

The 10 Best Holiday Destinations of 2013

#1 Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain Benidorm’s main attractions Highs of 30 degrees C in the Summer months High concentration of bars and clubs for nighttime entertainment Free cabaret acts around town from 9pm into the early hours Three blue flag beaches meeting the highest standard of quality Home of the Gran Hotel Bali, the largest [...]

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Beat the Queue: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Conquer the most popular ride in Islands of Adventure in super fast time with this queue-busting tip!

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You Tarzan: 5½ Amazing Treehouses to Try

Treehouses have come a long way since being mere kid playthings in the garden. These days they’re pimped out with plush furniture or combined with monkey meetings in the jungle. These beauties show the fun, the serious and the simply genius sides to tree dwellings; and they’re all available to hire at will. 1. Treehotel, [...]

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Cheap Holidays for All 4 Seasons in 2013

Booking your annual getaway shouldn’t be a chore but with peak times for travel popping up every 6 weeks throughout the year, it’s hard to figure out when’s cheapest for winter, autumn, spring or summer getaways.

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Last Minute Holidays: 10 Signs you Need One!

We all get to the point where the daily routine is no longer achievable without a good week or two off on holiday. Although everyone is different, there are a range of warning signs to look out for that indicate meltdown is fast approaching. Here’s a checklist to see if you need to book yourself [...]

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Shopaholic’s Guide to the World

Prove anyone who says shopping isn’t a valid sightseeing experience completely wrong with these far-flung places for a spree. Supersize Mall – Dubai The land that brought us 7-star hotels doesn’t disappoint when it comes to shopping. Dubai Mall is a beast of a shopping centre likely to convert even those who hate shopping. If [...]

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Do Look Down: World’s Most Memorable Cable Car Rides

  With the news that a cable car over the Thames will open in time for the Olympics, we decided to scope out some other sky rides around the world. Offering views slightly more impressive than tube station car parks, these trips are not for vertigo sufferers. Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil The short and sweet ride [...]

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Ducks, Tats and Junkanoo: Technicolour Festivals of the World

  Revellers tired of grey skies over Notting Hill Carnival should consider heading to foreign festivals for a serious colour fix. Here’s our pick of some of the world’s brightest gatherings. These events are guaranteed to leave a vivid impression, whether or not the sun puts in an appearance. Holi, India Also known fittingly as [...]

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Underwater Hotel Adds to the Dazzling Delights of Dubai

Dubai’s tourism industry announced plans recently to build its first underwater hotel – adding to the Emirate’s reputation for weird and lavish projects. Costing up to $120 million, the Hydropolis hotel will lurk some 33 feet beneath the waves, and will feature 21 bedrooms, plus an underwater bar and dive centre. Guests will also be [...]

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Transports of Delight – Unusual Ways to Get Around on Holiday

For most Britons these days, holiday transport consists of cheap flights to the destination country, with the cheapest car hire deal possible at the other end. There are, of course, doughty travellers who think nothing of hitching across entire continents, or taking a third-class ticket on the most rickety transcontinental trains… Others choose to hire [...]

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Euro 2012 and Beyond! Discovering the Joys of Poland and Ukraine

With Poland and Ukraine about to jointly host this year’s UEFA European Football Championship, or Euro 2012 if you’re feeling casual, attention is being focused anew on the two countries, albeit attention of a football-oriented variety. Fans from all participating nations are converging on them now, but mainly with beer, burgers and the odd match [...]

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A Troll’s Tale: The Mythical Beasts of Norway

You may or may not have seen the 2010 cult classic Trollhunter, a Norwegian “mockumentary” directed by André Øvredal, which purports to tell the story of a group of students whose investigations into a mysterious trapper, reveal that he is actually employed by the Nowegian government to hunt down rogue trolls! The film taps into [...]

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